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(April 29,1961 / Lewiston, ME USA)

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Baseball: Opening Day

Muggy today, a
pop of the mitt, a whiff of
the grass, swish of the
bat in the April air,
and two little words: 'Play ball! '

Submitted: Wednesday, April 04, 2007
Edited: Thursday, February 10, 2011


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  • Jazlle Hugo **contentment is the key to happiness (8/27/2008 4:28:00 AM)

    A brilliant poem. It reminds me of my high school days, I was the catcher of my school's softball team. Thanks!

    best regrads,
    joan d.h.

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  • Pasha Satara (5/5/2008 8:48:00 PM)

    This poem captures what we, as Americans, wait for... those two words! Incredible how you said so much in 26 words. I enjoy all of your poems - of all lengths - but this one incorporates all of my senses, and that's always a good thing. Wonderful! X

  • Blue angel Florida (9/22/2007 5:39:00 PM)

    Nice and uplifting - 'Play Ball' - Short and great. Thanks!

  • Lee Degnan (6/12/2007 6:34:00 PM)

    Those are the only two words that thaw me from the cold winter season... the words I live for!
    From one baseball fan to another...
    Lee

  • Michael Gale (4/7/2007 5:22:00 PM)

    Great poem! It's shortness made me hunger for more to chew on and absorb.
    An easy tenner was given here kind Sir.
    God bless all poets-MJG.

  • Goldy Locks (4/6/2007 7:30:00 PM)

    Love it. undeniably. undoubtedly.

    they (Phillies) got off to a rocky start : ( but i have all the hope in the world for the season.
    Play Ball! ! ! care, sjg x

  • Michael Fischer (4/4/2007 10:30:00 PM)

    Two words: great poem! Short and effective; everything a perfect poem is!
    -Michael

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